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Westchester County, NY High School Fundraises For theGSF

October 27, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Kids helping kids. We LOVE it!

Ossining High School in Westchester County, New York recently created an awesome and creative fundraiser with the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation as beneficiary. And we are so excited to be involved. During Spirit Week students with the Power of Peace club created a...


Pumpkin Patch and A New Four Year Old Attitude

October 24, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Woowee! We have been going, going, going lately. And when we aren't going out with Miss G we have been working hard on some new changes/updates/projects with theGSF. We are pretty darn excited, but it means I haven't been blogging about my #1 girl as much as I usually do. There has been lots of...


Irvine, California | An Evening with Dr. Hans Keirstead

October 23, 2011 by Bill Strong

If you live near Irvine, California you don't want to miss this incredible opportunity to meet and learn from a pioneer in stem cell research! Our awesome friends at The Roman Reed Foundation are hosting "An Evening with Dr. Hans Keirstead" at University of California, Irvine on Wednesday, October...


Team GSF SB Marathon: My X-Factor and the Final Stretch.

October 21, 2011 by Bill Strong

Hard to believe, but nine months has come and gone since I set out to do my first training run for the Santa Barbara Marathon while on a trip with Victoria and Gwendolyn to Monterey, California. And it's been five months since I decided to go for it and we officially launched our Team GSF SB...


SMA Wing Fest

October 19, 2011 by Victoria Strong

This is awesome and hilarious -- and a reminder that truly anything can become an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for SMA.

Friends Chris Byrd andJoseph Ranseth are doing what guys often do -- challenging each other. In this case, it is a "Wing Fest". Yep , that's right, these men are...


Smile To Fight SMA | One Camera Click At A Time

October 18, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Do you know what we love? When people turn their talents into a way to fundraise to help end SMA. And Couture Foto sure is talented -- and YOU have the opportunity to benefit!

Acclaimed photographer Brandon Humes of Couture Foto and his wife, Stephanie, have organized "Smile To Fight SMA" at the...


Vanille Cupcake Boutique Raises $1,125 for theGSF in Honor of Amanda

October 17, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Cupcakes are yummy delicious treats. But did you know they also help end SMA? Vanille Cupcake Boutique in Panama City, Panama opened up their gorgeous bakery to fundraise for theGSF's mission in honor of sweet Amanda Cardoze. For the entire month of August (SMA Awareness Month), Vanille sold a...


Join Team Callie In The North Carolina Marathon

October 13, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Team Callie is gearing up for the North Carolina Marathon and we are so proud of them. In honor of adorable, sweet, precocious Callie Golden, her father, Nathan, is racing on November 19th with a team of 20 by his side. Team Callie will be tackling the full, half and relay throughout High Point --...


Birthday Part 3: The Actual Day and Lion King 3D

October 12, 2011 by Victoria Strong
This is the last birthday celebration post. We had so much fun that it was just too much to cram into one post; hope you aren't tired of the big 4 hullabaloo. To be honest it has been nice for us to reflect on this milestone and truly appreciate all the good things for Gwendolyn -- which so many of...

Sweet Revenge Raises $2,400 for the GSF in Memory of Ciara Van De

October 11, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Sweet Revenge: A Benefit in Memory of Ciara Rose Van De Loo was a cupcake, wine and beer tasting held at the Gnarly Vine in New Rochelle, New York -- and it was an incredible night for many reasons. The amazing Van De Loo family turned what should have been their daughter Ciara's 1st birthday...


Birthday Part 2: A Cowgirl Party

October 09, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Yee-haw! Gwendolyn decided she wanted to have a cowgirl birthday party to celebrate turning F.O.U.R. Okay, that was pretty easy to guess since our house is practically a stable with her horse collection. With everything that happened with Gwendolyn's health this summer, we didn't even start...


Micah March 5K October 22 in Ojai

October 08, 2011 by Victoria Strong

The third annual Micah March is coming up on October 22nd in Ojai, California and you don't want to miss the fun. This 5K walk meanders through a tree-lined trail, finishing with a concert, silent auction, family fun, and dinner catered by Don Lalo's Mexican Restaurant. Last year, Micah's...


Birthday Hullaballoo Part 1: The Cousins Arrived

October 07, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Wow! Wow! Wow! Thank you all so very much for your thoughtful comments, facebook messages, cards and gifts. Gwendolyn is certainly a very lucky little girl and we are so thrilled to celebrate this special and big milestone with all of you. I have to say that this birthday was pretty darn awesome....

Beb-e-ssentials Birthday Bash Special Offer & Giveaway!

October 05, 2011 by Victoria Strong

In honor of Gwendolyn's 4th birthday and to celebrate all those with SMA, the awesomely amazing women at Beb-e-ssentials are doing awesomely amazing things for YOU! For the entire month of October, they are offering a "Buy one beanie, get one FREE" special. You've seen these darling beanies from...


Miss G is 4!

October 04, 2011 by Victoria Strong

My dearest darling Gwendolyn,

Today you are four years old and I am so proud of you.

At four you are such an incredible little girl -- so certain of yourself, so eager to live life to its fullest, so patient when the world isn't always ready for you. And I am so proud of you.

Your willingness to give...


Fight For Owen Bowling Night

September 27, 2011 by Victoria Strong

If you've been reading this blog for long, then you already know about our love for the amazing Shuler family and their beautiful baby boy, Owen. Owen Vincent Shuler was born March 7, 2008. Just like Gwendolyn he was diagnosed with SMA Type 1. And just like our family the Shulers immediately...


Miss G’s 4th Birthday Photos

September 25, 2011 by Victoria Strong
This week we took Gwendolyn's 4th birthday photos with the incredible Jennifer Foster from Z's the Day Photography. Yep, in just a little over a week our baby will be a big four-year-old -- and she knows it. Miss G has been so proud of herself lately. She loves helping plan her party. She lights up...

Gwendolyn Becomes Honorary Vaquero | Game This Saturday

September 23, 2011 by Victoria Strong

What a positive night. Yesterday evening Gwendolyn became an "Honorary Vaquero Captain" at Santa Barbara City College's football practice. The big game and her "official" Vaquero Captain duties will be this Saturday at 5:45 pm, but the coaches, team and cheer squad wanted to meet her ahead of time...


Morongo Casino Donates $20,000 to the GSF

September 22, 2011 by Bill Strong

We are humbled and honored to have been selected as one of only three charities to benefit from the 15th Annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament put on by the Morongo Casino, Resort, and Spa in Cabazon, California. And we are simply speechless by their incredible generosity. Morongo donated $20,000...


Health Net Health Insurance Premium Increase: 18% this year, 136%

September 20, 2011 by Bill Strong
Health Net -- our health insurance provider -- is at it again this year raising our health insurance premiums at ridiculous rates. This year it was a clean 18%. Yup, 18%. That number is crazy on its own, but what % do you think Health Net has raised our health insurance premiums over the last 4...

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